Radio transripts from the 1960s reveal how a relatively new technology, the computer, had begun to alter research and the practice of medicine. “We have made extensive use [of computers] so far, but I think much more lies in the future,” said then NCI Director Dr. Carl G Baker during one such interview. “Massive amounts of information accumulate very rapidly.” Read more > >
The director of NCI's Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology talks about caBIG®, which provides bioinformatics infrastructure and a portfolio of more than 40 tools that enable organizations and individual researchers to securely share biomedical data. Read more > >
This diagram illustrates how the tools that have been developed through NCI's caBIG® project will enable the seamless integration of data from bench to bedside, making cancer research and patient treatment more efficient, and realizing the benefits of personalized medicine.
Top federal health information technology officials are predicting that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will help push development and adoption of health IT and interconnectivity to dramatically new levels over the coming years. Read more > >
Computational algorithms are being used to organize and sift through the recent explosion of genomic information about tumors
Electronic health record systems are beginning to demonstrate their utility in research, and NCI is collaborating with ASCO to develop tools for more widespread adoption
In silico research can provide substantial time and cost savings to researchers by highlighting the most promising avenues for future research
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